Pre-teen rock band The Blisters played one if the most entertaining sets of the day in Chicago. If you haven’t heard of the them yet, don’t worry, you will. Consisting of Henry Mosher on vocals and bass, Hayden Holbert on guitar, Dylan Johnson on vocals and guitar and Spencer Tweedy, son of Jeff, on drums, the band played an extremely entertaining set consisting of songs like the Ramones’ Blitzkreig Bop, The Flaming Lips’ She Don’t Use Jelly, The Beatles’ Dear Prudence, Neal Young’s Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World, and to balance things out for an encore they played the Lynard Skynard classic Sweet Home Alabama.
I spoke with Henry after the show and he informed me that the band didn’t just start – they’ve been around for three years and the Chicago-based foursome has already played shows at Second City and Millenium Park. They don’t have a website or even a Myspace account, but the fresh-faced tween assured me that those to things were on the way.
I caught the drummer’s father trying to make his way from back stage out into the audience. He stood in the back laughing and beaming with pride due to the crowd’s reaction to the band. I have to say that Spencedr was obviously the best musician in the band – he was on-beat thoughout the entire set with no audible mistakes. That kid’s gonna be a rock and roll star!